Patrick Mahomes received quite a compliment (not really) from former NFL defender and ESPN analyst Ryan Clark following the Kansas City Chiefs’ 13-7 win over the Green Bay Packers in Week 9. kaputt “on Monday, November 8th.
Mahomes has fought for a better part of the season. However, he put Clark’s narration aside in week 10.
Mahomes completed 35 passes for 406 yards and five touchdowns in the Chiefs 41:14 win over the Las Vegas Raiders, which also gave Kansas City the lead in the AFC West. This marked the fourth time in his career Mahomes tossed five or more touchdown passes in a single game, the last time in Week 8 against the New York Jets in 2020 (5), per Pro Football Reference.
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The five touchdowns Mahomes threw in Week 10 were more than he threw in his previous four games combined (4). His total passing yards was also the highest in a single game that season. After seven games in a row with at least one turnover, the Chiefs starting quarterback now has consecutive bets with no turnover and has helped spark a three-game winning streak for the reigning AFC champions.
With Clark’s comments looking like a stale recording a little over a week later, a few people close to Mahomes decided to clap over the earlier safety of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Bobby Stroupe – Mahomes’ personal trainer – took to Twitter to throw back Clark’s shadow who has not hesitated to amass Mahomes during his struggles this season.
“8-9 with a TD. The incomplete pass was a perfect pass for a drop. This is what looks broken [Ryan Clark]“Wrote Stroupe.
Mahomes’ fiancée – Brittany Matthews – also slipped in on Twitter to troll Clark.
During an episode of ESPN’s Morning Show, Stand up!, Clark beat Mahomes after winning in Week 9 in Kansas City.
“He is broken; Patrick Mahomes is broken, and he’s broken because he’s who he always was and that’s not good enough anymore, “explained Clark.” It’s time for Patrick Mahomes to spin, it’s time for Patrick Mahomes To play football a different way, but sometimes when you’ve been so successful in doing one thing it’s hard to do another, and they challenge the entire Kansas City Chiefs offense to do it.
“[Defenses are] They say, “become a running football team, campaign for it,” they say, “do the review, campaign for it”. They say, “You know what, you’re not going to have the big game against us so we’re going to make you earn every blade of grass and we think you’re going to make a mistake,” and that’s what happened. It’s a boring offensive that refuses to be boring in order to win football matches. “
With Mahomes apparently back on track after a tough first half of the season, the Chiefs – now 6-4 – will host the 7-2 Dallas Cowboys in Week 11 before stepping into their farewell week 43-3 blowout win against the Atlanta Falcons.